2010 ISPE Washington Conference Hotel and Area Info

PLEASE NOTE - If you have problems making a reservation at the JW Marriott, please call ISPE Member Services at +1-813-960-2105 or ask@ispe.org.

Hotel Information 

JW Marriott Pennsylvania Avenue – headquarters hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: +1-202-393-2000
Fax: +1-202-626-6991
Hotel web site: www.jwmarriottdc.com
Check in: 16.00
Check out: 12.00

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, the JW Marriott is situated near some of the most recognizable landmarks in Washington DC. With its easy access to the renowned DC monuments, it is a nice walk to the National Mall, museums and other cultural venues around the city like the National Theatre, the Convention Center and the National Portrait Gallery. Additionally, the JW Marriott is near the White House, one block from the Metro and 15 minutes from Reagan National Airport.

View an interactive map of the hotel area

Hotel Reservations

The deadline to make hotel reservations at the JW Marriott was 7 May.  The group rate is no longer available directly with the hotel and they are sold out some nights. You will need to find an alternate hotel at this point. If you would like to be added to our wait list for the hotel, please make a reservation at another hotel and then contact ISPE Member Services at ask@ispe.org or +1-813-960-2105 with your hotel details.  If we are able to get you into the JW Marriott, we will contact you.

Amenities/Internet Service

  • High speed Internet available in guest rooms for US$12.95 per 24 hour period and free in lobby and Starbucks
  • Business Center is accessible from 07.00-19.00, Monday-Friday
  • Gift shop open 06.30-21.00, Monday-Friday; 07.00–21.00, Saturday-Sunday
  • Heath club and Indoor pool and sauna open from 06.00-22.00
  • Fitness Center open 24 hours

Hotel and Area Dining 

Airport Information 

From Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) (9 minutes/4 miles/6.44 kilometers)
Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take the I-395/Route 1 north exit (which is the 14th St. bridge). Merge to the far left lane and follow the signs for 14th St. The hotel is eight blocks up 14th St. on the right side at the corner of 14th and Pennsylvania.

From Dulles International Airport (IAD) (39 minutes/27 miles/43.45 kilometers)
Follow the signs to Interstate 66 east to Washington. Follow I-66 to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (US Route 50). Once you cross the bridge, I-66 becomes Constitution Ave. Continue on Constitution Ave, NW for approximately 14 blocks to 12th St., NW. Turn left onto 12th St. and drive 6 blocks to E St., NW. Make a left onto E St. and drive two blocks to 14th St. and turn right. The hotel is on the right corner of 14th and E St.

Parking/Shuttle Bus/Taxi 

Valet parking is available for US$39 per day; parking is very limited - no oversized vehicles permitted

Shuttle service from Dulles International Airport is available through Fancy Fliers for approximately US$40 one way/per person. Contact Fancy Fliers directly at +1-703-980-4133 to make a reservation.

Taxi Service - from Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) is approximately US$14 one way; from Dulles is approximately US$45 one way.

Alternate Transportation

  • Metro Subway - Blue Line/Metro Center Stop
  • Bus/Train Station - Union Station

Weather and What to Wear 

Meeting delegates are encouraged to dress business casual. Temperatures in June in Washington D.C. range from highs of °84F/29°C lows of °65F/18°C. Temperatures in meeting rooms tend to be cool, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. For current weather information, check weather.com.

Area Information and Things to Do 

Welcome to the center of American democracy: a place of politics, scandals, and historic demonstrations. The city is designed to impress, and does; visitors can visit one of the 19 museums of the Smithsonian Institute, the Pentagon, the monuments on the National Mall, and even the cathedral-like Metro stations.

Washington D.C. Area Information

US Standards 

Time

Tampa, FL is in the Eastern time zone.

Telephone

The country code for the United States is 1. The area code for Tampa is 813. For assistance from an operator dial "0". To find a local or national telephone number, dial "411;" in a few places it is necessary to dial "555-1212." International calls can be direct-dialed from most phones by dialing "011," followed by the country code and then the local number.

Currency

The basic unit U.S. currency is the dollar, which is subdivided into 100 cents. In the United States, it is not as easy to find places to exchange currency as it is in European cities. In general, currency may be exchanged at currency-exchange booths in the airport and at foreign-currency offices such as Express Travel Service.

Electricity

The U.S. electrical standard is 110 volt/60 cycles AC. International visitors traveling with dual-voltage appliances will not need a converter, but they will need a plug adapter. The standard U.S. electrical outlet takes a plug of two flat pins set parallel to one another.

Emergency Information 

Weather Emergencies

ISPE, in conjunction with the JW Marriott and local authorities, has your utmost safety in mind. All attendees will be notified or the web site will be updated should a weather related threat occur in the D.C. area. Weather information for the D.C. area is also available at weather.com.

Onsite Emergency

In case of an on-site emergency, dial 911.
Local hospital: George Washington Hospital; +1-202-715-4000
Local Fire Department: Washington Fire and EMS; +1-202-673-3360
Local Police Department: for non emergency dial 311
If you have any other questions or concerns, please email Member Services at ask@ispe.org.

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